| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Khatia Buniatishvili | Pianist
The sultry young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili sneaked...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:08 PM
New Trier's boys and girls varsity basketball teams are experiencing something of a role reversal this winter.
Both continued to play their new roles well last weekend with Central Suburban South victories against Glenbrook South.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Maine South's girls basketball team has rebounded from a rough patch in December.
Rebounding has been the key.
"We looked at a lot of data," Hawks coach Mark Smith said. "If we rebound more than 30 times a game, we're 8-0. We really emphasize that...
| Jan 22, 2014
Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday.
The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
CAMDEN, N.J. — Ice and mud surrounded the water tower in a rough neighborhood in this roughest of cities. Graffiti on the tower and on boarded-up windows of nearby houses spoke of despair: "Stop the Violence." "Stop Hating." "Keep Camden Clean."...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year.
Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:19 PM
During the quiet Super Bowl weekend, Zac Efron's new R-rated comedy, "That Awkward Moment," will likely sack "Ride Along" and Jason Reitman's new effort, "Labor Day."
Written and directed by first-timer Tom Gormican, the raunchy "That Awkward Moment,"...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:53 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out why 2014 is dragging.
The Skinny: Apparently the first Monday after Jan. 1 is the most depressing day of the year. I actually was in a good mood yesterday. Go figure. Maybe I'm just grateful not to be at the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino promotions for January:
Bonus Side Bet Drawings
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 9 p.m.
Table Games players can earn entries for side bets won while playing games on Fridays and Saturdays. The dealer will issue...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:35 AM
The Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Celebration, a free event happening Jan. 19 in Newport News, will feature performances by Hope Askew and Half Mile Home.
Half Mile Home is an Ohio-based band that cites influences ranging from The O'Jays and Lakeside to...